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M939A2 5-Ton Gun Truck
|Country of Origin/Used by:||USA|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1989 for Cargo Truck; 2004 for pictured Gun Trucks.|
|Manufactured by:||Chassis: (M939A2) Bowen McLaughlin and York (BMY) Wheeled Vehicles; Armor: US Military|
|Crew:||Cargo Truck: 1+2|
|Armament:||Various weapon configurations PROBABLY including 7.62mm machine gun, M2 .50 cal HMG and 40mm Grenade Launcher.|
|Engine:||6-Cylinder Turbo Charged Diesel|
series of 5-ton trucks started production in the late 1980's to replace
the older M809 series of vehicles. The M939 series was produced in
many variants including wrecker, dump truck, ect. Major upgrades
to the basic vehicle resulted in the M939A1 and finally the M939A2.
Armored M939 trucks first appeared in the early 1990's during service in Bosnia, but the armor was very simple and and only provided basic crew cab protection. However, after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004) the need for upgraded armor packages was paramount and were finally produced and fitted to the M939 series of 5-ton trucks. Finally, taking the armoring of the M939 trucks one step further, some were converted into "gun trucks" by adding armament and armor to the rear cargo bed. These modern vehicles were reminiscent of the 2 1/2 ton M35 series and 5-ton M54 series of gun trucks of the Vietnam era.
|Data Sheet Available:||None Available|
|M939A2 5 Ton Gun Truck Photos||Brent Sauer - Editor of HMMWV In Scale|
|M939/M35 Crew Protection Kit Information||Global Security.org Website|
|"Too Hot, Too Heavy" (August 2017 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) [Covers a diorama featuring a 1/35 Italeri M939 5-ton Gun Truck]||Dave Oliver|
Kits and Accessories
|Model Kit||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|
|U.S. Armored Gun Truck (M939 5-Ton Truck) Model Kit (6503)||Italeri||1/35||Injection Molded Plastic|
|Aftermarket Set||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|